By Nikka Hronis
Feb. 6, 2014 In recognition of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts of the USA and councils across the country will celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend this Friday through Sunday, February 7-9. Representing the High Country, troops from Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) will be out in the community operating cookie booths this weekend.
“National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is a great opportunity to share the fun and excitement of the cookie program with everyone,” said Marcia Cole, chief executive officer of GSCP2P in a press release. “It is important to remind people that supporting the program helps girls build a lifetime of skills and confidence.”
The five life skills the cookie program is designed to teach girls are goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills.
GSCP2P’s local council serves more than 16,000 girls and approximately 7,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and is one of 112 councils nationwide. Girl Scouts programs promote health development and are commended for building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who will go on to make the world a better place.
Visit the High Country’s Girl Scouts at one of these locations this weekend to pick up your favorite cookies:
Friday, Feb. 7
- Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Rd 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Lowe’s Home Improvement 1201 Hickory Blvd SE 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
- Walmart 935 Blowing Rock Blvd 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Saturday, Feb. 8
- Pet Supplies Plus 2575 Hwy 1O5 11 AM- 5 PM
- Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Rd 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
- Mast General Store 630 W King St 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Lowe’s Home Improvement 1855 Blowing Rock Rd 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Fair Value 2025 Morganton Blvd SW 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Walmart 935 Blowing Rock Blvd 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
- Food Lion 2116 Morganton Blvd SW 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
- Lowes Home Improvement 1201 Hickory Blvd SE 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 9
- Pet Supplies Plus 2575 Hwy 1O5 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
- Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Rd 12:30 PM-5:30 PM
- Mast General Store 630 W King St 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
- Lowe’s Home Improvement 1855 Blowing Rock Rd 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org. Also be sure to follow @girlscoutsp2p on Twitter and Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont on Facebook to be a part of the fun!